As reported last night, the Hall of Fame section on WWE.com was featuring a graphic stating that “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was the first to be announced for the upcoming Class of 2009 WWE Hall of Fame this year in Houston, Texas the night before WrestleMania 25.

Shortly after this was discovered, the graphic was removed and the section was put back the way it was before (which you can view at this link). While this is pure speculation, the belief is that a disgruntled former WWE employee may have put the graphic up yesterday during all the layoffs at WWE Headquarters in Stamford, CT who still had access to do so.

We did take a screenshot for those who didn’t see it last night that you can view below. Thanks to Steven Alexander for also passing on a graphic/screenshot of the Austin announcement as well.